Thanks to Helen who has written this post on Re-instating US Citizenship after Renunciation. It’s a topic that doesn’t have a lot of coverage, and your knowledge and thoughts will be appreciated.
I was granted my CLN in Sept 2014, the last day before the price increase from $495 to $2350.
I need to try to re-instate my US citizenship due to schooling needs of my son, as I am not finding adequate provision for his special needs in my resident country overseas and would like to return to the US for him. He is a US citizen.
The CLN is a 2 sided document. On page 2, the back side covers Appeal Procedures. It is poorly and vaguely written – but below is what is on page 2 of the CLN:
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF A FINDING OF LOSS OF NATIONALITY
The premise established by the administrative standard of evidence is applicable to cases adjudicated previously. Persons who previously lost US citizenship may wish to have their cases reconsidered in light of this policy.
A person may initiate such a reconsideration by submitting a request to the nearest US consular office or by writing directly to:
Director, Office of Policy Review and Inter-Agency Liaison, Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS/PRI)
SA-29 4th Floor, Dept of State, 2201 C Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20520
or via express mail/courier service to
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
Each case will be reviewed on its own merits taking into consideration, for example statements made by the person at the time of the potentially expatriating act.
for additional information see:
I spoke with the Consul at the US Embassy in Slovakia, where I renounced 3 years ago.
He said I need to write an appeal letter containing statements such as, When I renounced my US citizenship:
“I was under undue influence of another person” or “I renounced without understanding of the nature of my act and knowledge of consequences.”
“I was acting under duress and my actions were not voluntary.”
The Consul in Slovakia will send in my appeal to the address listed.
I have heard there are a few examples of people regaining their US citizenship through the appeal process. I wanted to post this topic to this group in the event that people might
know of how they went about doing it.
The Consul seemed to think it was best to avoid political or taxation reasons why the CLN was sought and focus on emotional or extreme duress from family members.